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    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10
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    22 Feb 2021
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    How to Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10


    To help secure your PC, Windows requires users to sign in when it wakes from sleep, hibernate, or Modern Standby by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to require sign-in on wakeup from sleep, hibernate, or Modern Standby for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn on or off require sign-in on wakeup.

    This will change the require sign-in on wakeup in your currently active selected power plan, and for all users that use the same power plan.


    You may also wish to set this: How to Automatically Sign in to User Account at Startup in Windows 10



    Contents

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Command Prompt
    • Option Three: Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Four: Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users using a REG file
    • Option Five: Enable or Disable Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Six: Enable or Disable Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Sign-in
    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-sign_in.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

    2 Click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, and select what you want in the Require sign-in drop menu on the right side. (see screenshots below)

    The Require sign-in option will only be available if the account has a password.

    If the Require sign-in setting is grayed out with a Windows hello is preventing some options from being shown message, it means it is not possible to change the Require sign-in setting while Windows Hello (ex: face) is enabled since it is assumed you want to use Windows Hello to sign in every time.

    If the Require sign-in setting is grayed out with a Authentication is not required when this PC wakes from sleep message, then it has been disabled by disabling the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) and/or Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policies in Option Three or Option Four.

    If the Require sign-in setting is grayed out with a Authentication is required when this PC wakes from sleep message, then it has been disabled by enabling the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) and/or Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policies in Option Three or Option Four.

    If you have Modern Standby and the Require sign-in setting is grayed out without a message in red, then it has been disabled using the Allow users to select a password is required when resuming from connected standby policy in Option Five or Option Six.

    The Require sign-in settings you have available will depend on if your computer supports Modern Standby or not.

    Modern Standby not supported:
    • Never
    • When PC wakes up from sleep (default)

    Modern Standby is supported:
    • Never
    • Every Time (default)
    • 1 minute
    • 3 minutes
    • 5 minutes
    • 15 minutes

    3 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-require_sign-in_settings.png Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-require_sign-in_modern_standby.png






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Command Prompt


    1 Open an elevated command prompt.

    2 Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) for what you would like to do.


     3. Turn On Require Sign-in on Wakeup

    A) Copy and paste the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. You can close the command prompt when finished. (see screenshot below)

    (On battery (if available) )
    powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1


    (Plugged in)
    powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-turn_on_require_password_on_wakeup_command.png


     4. Turn Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup

    A) Copy and paste the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. You can close the command prompt when finished. (see screenshot below)

    (On battery (if available) )
    powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0


    (Plugged in)
    powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-turn_off_require_password_on_wakeup_command.png






    OPTION THREE

    Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor


    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions. All editions can use Option Four below.

    If you enable or disable require password on wakeup using this option, it will override Option One and Option Two above.


    1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2 In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Power Management\Sleep Settings

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-require_password_on_wakeup_gpedit-1.png

    3 Do step 4 (Not configured), step 5 (Enabled), step 6 (Disabled) below for what you would like to do.


     4. To Set Require Sign-in on Wakeup to Not Configured

    This is the default setting. This option will allow all users on the PC to be able to do Option One and Option Two above.


    A) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Select (dot) Not Configured, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-require_password_on_wakeup_gpedit-2.png

    C) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    D) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-require_password_on_wakeup_gpedit-3.png


     5. To Enable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

    A) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Select (dot) Enabled, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4B)

    C) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    D) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below step 4D)


     6. To Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

    A) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Select (dot) Disabled, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4B)

    C) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    D) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below step 4D)


    7 When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    OPTION FOUR

    Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users using a REG file


    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    If you enable or disable require password on wakeup using this option, it will override Option One and Option Two above.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD values in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51

    DCSettingIndex DWORD
    ACSettingIndex DWORD

    (delete) = Not configured
    0 = Disabled
    1 = Enabled


    1 Do step 2 (Not configured), step 3 (Enabled), step 4 (Disabled) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Set Require Sign-in on Wakeup to Not Configured

    This is the default setting. This option will allow all users on the PC to be able to do Option One and Option Two above.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Not_Configured_require_password_on_wakeup.reg

    Download


     3. To Enable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Enable_require_password_on_wakeup.reg

    Download


     4. To Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Disable_require_password_on_wakeup.reg

    Download


    5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.






    OPTION FIVE

    Enable or Disable Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby in Local Group Policy Editor


    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions. All editions can use Option Six below.

    This policy setting allows you to control whether a user can change the time before a password is required when a Modern Standby device screen turns off.

    If you enable this policy setting, a user on a Modern Standby device can change the amount of time after the device's screen turns off before a password is required when waking the device. The time is limited by any EAS settings or Group Policies that affect the maximum idle time before a device locks. Additionally, if a password is required when a screensaver turns on, the screensaver timeout will limit the options the user may choose.

    If you disable this policy setting, a user cannot change the amount of time after the device's screen turns off before a password is required when waking the device. Instead, a password is required immediately after the screen turns off.

    If you don't configure (default) this policy setting on a domain-joined device, a user cannot change the amount of time after the device's screen turns off before a password is required when waking the device. Instead, a password is required immediately after the screen turns off.

    If you don't configure (default) this policy setting on a workgroup device, a user on a Modern Standby device can change the amount of time after the device's screen turns off before a password is required when waking the device. The time is limited by any EAS settings or Group Policies that affect the maximum idle time before a device locks. Additionally, if a password is required when a screensaver turns on, the screensaver timeout will limit the options the user may choose.


    1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2 In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-allow_users_to_select_when_password_required_when_resuming_from_modern_standby-1.png

    3 In the right pane of Logon in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow users to select a password is required when resuming from connected standby policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (Not configured), step 6 (Enabled), step 7 (Disabled) below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Not Configure Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby

    This is the default setting.

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 8)


     6. To Enable Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 8)


     7. To Disable Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10-allow_users_to_select_when_password_required_when_resuming_from_modern_standby-2.png


    8 When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    OPTION SIX

    Enable or Disable Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby using a REG file


    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    This policy setting allows you to control whether a user can change the time before a password is required when a Modern Standby device screen turns off.

    If you enable this policy setting, a user on a Modern Standby device can change the amount of time after the device's screen turns off before a password is required when waking the device. The time is limited by any EAS settings or Group Policies that affect the maximum idle time before a device locks. Additionally, if a password is required when a screensaver turns on, the screensaver timeout will limit the options the user may choose.

    If you disable this policy setting, a user cannot change the amount of time after the device's screen turns off before a password is required when waking the device. Instead, a password is required immediately after the screen turns off.

    If you don't configure (default) this policy setting on a domain-joined device, a user cannot change the amount of time after the device's screen turns off before a password is required when waking the device. Instead, a password is required immediately after the screen turns off.

    If you don't configure (default) this policy setting on a workgroup device, a user on a Modern Standby device can change the amount of time after the device's screen turns off before a password is required when waking the device. The time is limited by any EAS settings or Group Policies that affect the maximum idle time before a device locks. Additionally, if a password is required when a screensaver turns on, the screensaver timeout will limit the options the user may choose.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

    AllowDomainDelayLock DWORD

    (delete) = Not configured
    0 = Disabled
    1 = Enabled


    1 Do step 2 (Not configured), step 3 (Enabled), step 4 (Disabled) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Not Configure Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Default_not_configured_allow_users_to_select_when_password_required_when_resuming_from_modern_standb y.reg

    Download


     3. To Enable Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Enable_allow_users_to_select_when_password_required_when_resuming_from_modern_standby.reg

    Download


     4. To Disable Allow Users to Select when Password is Required when Resuming from Modern Standby

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Disable_allow_users_to_select_when_password_required_when_resuming_from_modern_standby.reg

    Download


    5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
       #1

    I have a Surface Pro 3, and have done all those settings as suggested, but I still have to sign-in. I am using a MS account. Any ideas on this please?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,426
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Pietro, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Since this is on a Surface Pro 3, check to see if it may be a setting like below instead.

    Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
       #3

    Am I confused? I think that link is to require a password. I don't want to use a pw on my Surface as I don't need the security.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,426
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #4

    That link is to require to sign in after display is off. It'll be worth check to see if your Surface Pro 3 has such a setting. If it does, then that could be why you are still having to sign in after wakeup.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
       #5

    Yes it has the settings, which I have set to never require a password for all the above. But it still does so maybe it's one of the bugs which will be fixed with an update. I hope so. Thanks for your advice.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,426
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #6

    That or one of those unknown settings somewhere again.
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #7

    Brink said:
    That or one of those unknown settings somewhere again.
    I have the same issue, tried everything. I can't even disable password because i'm using a microsoft account to log in. How annoying...
      My Computer

  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,426
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #8

    erickruse1 said:
    I have the same issue, tried everything. I can't even disable password because i'm using a microsoft account to log in. How annoying...
    Hello Erick, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Did you want this for at startup instead of at wakeup from sleep?

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  9. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
       #9

    erickruse1 said:
    I have the same issue, tried everything. I can't even disable password because i'm using a microsoft account to log in. How annoying...
    Finally I got rid of password and lock-screen on my Surface Pro3. (Though it still requires password after restart)

    I applied the registry script at the bottom of the page in this link:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    It is reversible as well.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Aug 2015 at 17:52. Reason: updated link for the same
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